When Phil was first diagnosed we remained in a state of shock for weeks. Ocean was 2 and Iris was 9 months old. I was obviously overwhelmed and the prospect of preparing dinner was enough to send me over the edge. We shared our news with a few close friends and immediately we had dinners being brought to our house. That was only the beginning of Meals-a-Plenty '08/'09/'10. I'm so thankful for my community!
With a cancer diagnosis there's so much to consider and take care of, and sometimes the mundane daily tasks are what can take a huge toll on us emotionally. If you have people who have offered to help, let them! Meals are an easy way for your friends, family and neighbors to offer practical help when they want to help but aren't sure how. And consider using these free tools to keep it all organized:
Lotsa Helping Hands allows a designated person to keep track of the patient's or family's needs. From meals to yard work to childcare, this scheduler will ensure that everyone is on the same page.
MealBaby is meant for new moms, but we used it to simplify our meal scheduling. It's really easy to use and doesn't require an administrator.
Google calendars are also helpful for keeping track of those things that need to get done and can easily be shared with everyone who wants to be involved.
Am I missing any good sites for keeping your team organized and on the same page?
Have a happy hump day, homies.